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Biomedical Research Centre

The Biomedical Research Centre is a vibrant collaborative unit of molecular biologists, biochemists, chemists, clinicians, microbiologists, parasitologists, physiologists, and cell biologists.
The multidisciplinary research focuses on the analysis of the function of cells and organs in the human body and animal systems in physiological and pathological settings, focusing on cancer, inflammation, therapeutics and drug design, infectious diseases, pharmacology, physiology, immunology, molecular diagnostics and cell biology.
It also encompasses the perturbations caused by zoonotic and pathogenic microbes on human and animal health. BRC research sits within a rapidly developing area, which underpins our understanding and treatment of diseases and is developed with our partners in hospitals to generate better therapies. We continue to work closely with regional hospitals and wider national collaborations with universities and research centres, this includes KidScan Centre for Children’s Cancer Research, which focuses on new and improved treatments and other key areas like parasitology drug action and diagnostics for malaria. 

Latest news

Mon 18 Jul 2016

We need to talk about research impact (again)
Original post  Over the last eighteen months, much has been written and said about impact, and how Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) can effectively, and efficiently, place themselves on a secure footing in preparation for the next Research Excellence Framework (REF). Nonetheless, it could be argued that the fevered animation generated by REF2014 has led to […]

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Fri 6 May 2016

Undergraduate joins heart disease researchers
‘HIGH-FLYING’ biomedical undergraduate Louise Foster has won a prestigious award to join a laboratory research team looking at the causes of heart disease. The 27-year-old from Wigan is excelling in her second year of the University of Salford BSc in Biomedical Science. And she came a step closer to her ambition of studying for a […]

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Fri 1 Apr 2016

HEFCE Open Access Policy
Starting today (1 April 2016), any research paper you have accepted for publication must comply with the HEFCE Open Access Policy to be eligible for the next Research Excellence Framework (REF) assessment. The easiest way to achieve compliance is to deposit your accepted manuscript into the University of Salford Institutional Repository (USIR) as soon as […]

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Thu 17 Mar 2016

New video launches to showcase our excellent research
The University launched a video last year highlighting the excellent research taking place here at Salford and this is now available online. Presented by BBC North West weather presenter and meteorologist Clare Nasir, the two-and-a-half minute package provides an overview of the world-leading research at the University and how it impacts the world around us. Professor […]

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Fri 11 Mar 2016

New REF regulations for published research papers from 1 April
Under the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) Open Access Policy, all peer reviewed journal articles and conference papers, accepted for publication from 1 April 2016, must meet open access requirements to be eligible for the next REF. The University has developed an internal support approach which will minimise additional work for staff and […]

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Thu 21 Jan 2016

Scientists ‘artificially evolve’ sleeping sickness bacterium
SCIENTISTS at the University of Salford are to artificially evolve a bacterium linked to the spread of deadly sleeping sickness, African Trypanosomiasis. They aim to better understand the genomics of Sodalis glossinidius, a bacteria which, when present in the gut, allows the Tsetse fly to become a carrier of the parasitic disease. Sleeping sickness causes […]

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